Studies and reports indicate that as many as 28% of adults in England are obese and another 35% are overweight. These shocking figures show that we have a growing health crisis on our hands. The more overweight the population, the unhealthier we are and the worse strain there is on our health system. This decrease in our health has led to many people seeking out new diets to try. It’s important to always ensure dieting is done healthily, as being too drastic with a diet can create a range of other problems. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and healthy fats; both of which are essential for a healthy diet. As egg suppliers, we know a few things about eggs. Here, we explain how you can introduce more eggs into your diet to become more healthy.
Egg Suppliers’ Tips On Eating More Eggs
Introducing more eggs into your diet is an excellent way to be more healthy and lose weight. As egg suppliers, we understand the nutritional value they contain. Like everything, however, it’s important to strike a balance. Before we get into some ideas for introducing more eggs, here are some of the health benefits of eating eggs.
The Health Benefits of Eggs
High in Nutrition
First and foremost, eggs are packed full of nutrition. Eggs are classified by some as ‘superfoods’ and for good reason. Boiled eggs contain vitamin A, B5, B12 and B2 as well as folate, phosphorus, selenium and much more. They also contain vitamins D, E, K and B6 in lesser quantities. By eating eggs, you are getting almost all of the nutrients you need to remain healthy. Gram for gram, eggs might even be the most nutritious food on Earth!
Full of ‘Good’ Cholesterol
People often discuss the impact that cholesterol has on the body. Although ‘bad’ cholesterol can increase the risk of heart disease, ‘good’ cholesterol can be a benefit to the body. Also known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL), this ‘good’ cholesterol, reduces the risk of heart disease and strokes. Eating eggs consistently can increase HDL significantly and provide a range of other health benefits.
Eggs are also high in cholesterol, but this doesn’t always translate to cholesterol in the blood. For the majority of people, eating lots of eggs doesn’t translate to a spike of cholesterol in the blood.
They Can Reduce Risk of Heart Disease
If HDL is the ‘good’ cholesterol, then LDL cholesterol is ‘bad’. Although, as already mentioned, there is a lot of cholesterol in eggs, it’s important to note that these come in different forms and react differently with different people. Eating eggs seems to change the pattern of LDL particles in the body. Small, dense LDL tends to be bad. However, there is evidence that eating eggs turn these small, dense LDL particles into large LDL particles which is much better for the body.
High In Protein
Protein is vital for all of us. These complex molecules are what build our tissues, keep us strong and help us function. It’s critical that we all eat enough of it. Eggs are completely jam-packed full of protein which can help to build muscles and strengthen bones.
They Fill You Up Without Being High In Calories
As well as all of this, eggs can even help you lose weight. Because they’re full of protein, eggs will make you feel full for longer. As they’re low in calories, but will keep you feeling nourished, they lead to a decrease in excess food consumption and, therefore, can help you lose weight! Over time, if you swap bread in the morning for eggs, you may see a change in your weight. By eating plenty of eggs consistently, you’ll begin to lose weight,
Eating Eggs For Breakfast
Eating eggs for breakfast is natural for most people. What’s a Sunday morning without scrambled eggs, fried eggs or boiled eggs with soldiers? Eating eggs in the morning is also particularly healthy. As mentioned before, eggs will leave you feeling far more full for longer. By having a bowl of eggs or scrambled eggs on a slice of toast, you can ensure you feel full well into lunchtime. By just eating carbs, you will begin to get hungry again before long which can lead to grazing and snacking.
If you want to be extra healthy with your eggs, consider a healthy portion of eggs florentine or royale. Eggs florentine features a poached egg on a bed of wilted spinach and an English muffin topped with hollandaise sauce. Swap the spinach for smoked salmon and you have eggs royale. These are particularly healthy as you don’t need to use any oil when poaching the eggs. Make this dish even more healthy by using a wholemeal muffin and swapping out normal hollandaise sauce with one made from greek yoghurt. This will take out much of the fat content from the sauce.
Introducing Eggs Into Lunch Meals
As well as breakfast, there are many excellent, filling and healthy recipes which use eggs and are great for lunch. From something simple like an egg mayo sandwich to Bibimbap – a Korean rice bowl dish – there are plenty of healthy ways to eat eggs at lunchtime.
In the summer, you might want to make a large quiche, which includes plenty of eggs. To make this one more healthy, you can even remove the pastry base. If you enjoy eating salads for lunch, simply adding a boiled egg or two into the salad is a great way to increase the protein content of the meal and make it far more filling. In fact, you can add eggs to almost anything for lunch: pizzas, sandwiches, salads, burgers – you name it! Simply adding a boiled or fried egg to a dish will instantly make it more filling and increase protein.
Dinner Ideas Using Eggs
Finally, you might not think of eating eggs for dinner but it is a great way to lose weight. If you want to shed some pounds, eating plenty of eggs and reducing carbs for your dinner will help the weight loss process while keeping you feeling full.
One of the nicest dinner dishes which features plenty of eggs is a Spanish omelette. If you’re trying to reduce your carb intake you can pull back on the number of new potatoes you use in the recipe. However, there’s little better than the rich flavours of chorizo, parsley, onions and thin slices of potatoes mixed in with eggs for dinner. If you make one large enough, it might even last you for a couple of nights!
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Here at Freshways, we’re one of the leading egg suppliers in the UK. We’re dedicated to providing the very best services and products for our customers around the country. From working with wholesalers and manufacturers to small businesses, we’re experts when it comes to dairy, egg and wholesale food supply.
We’re an independent and family-run business with a huge vision. We can provide the excellent service associated with small businesses with the reach and high quality of a large one. As leading egg suppliers, we always endeavour to provide the very best quality products at affordable prices with the best customer service around. We provide fast, efficient and reliable supplies of dairy and eggs. If you’re looking for egg suppliers or dairy suppliers in the area but don’t know where to turn, look no further.
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